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Should I remove Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,688
United States Rank #2,675
Reach 0.2258%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.28 days
598.37 days >
Average installed length: 314.40 days


VersionDistribution 11.12% 18.15% 3.86%
6.02.852 2.27%
6.01.842 10.47%
6.00.831 45.32%
5.11.814 8.81%

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Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools

What is Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools?

This program contains the Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools for the supported notebook models and operating systems. The Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools enables users to digitally sign and/or encrypt email, Microsoft Live messages, and documents.


The most used version is 6.00.831, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 7.61 MB (7,977,754 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Privacy Manager Sign and Chat\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{ACA53F68-B003-4D0E-9C3D-0C4EE09D08A8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools

  • DPPrivSuiteBrand.dll (by DigitalPersona) - DigitalPersona Privacy Manager (Branding Information)
  • DPCertWorks.dll (by DigitalPersona) - Certificate Management functions
  • DPOfcX.dll - Office 2007/2010 Add-in
  • DpPrivSuiteCfg.dll - Privacy Suite Configuration
  • DPPersCertMgr.dll
  • DpPrivMgrLnkRes.dll - DpMsiLnkRes Module
  • DPTrustContMgr.dll

How do I remove Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools?

You can uninstall Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools.

Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 96.14%
Windows 10 3.73%
Windows XP 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 73.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.79%
Windows 10 Pro 3.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.40%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.43%
Windows 10 Home 0.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.62%
  France 3.42%
  Germany 2.91%
  Canada 2.66%
  United Kingdom 2.55%
  Netherlands 2.39%
  Czech Republic 2.13%
  Belgium 1.70%
  Italy 1.68%
  South Africa 1.56%
  Sweden 1.56%
  Australia 1.38%
  Brazil 1.30%
  Finland 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.44%
Dell 0.23%
Acer 0.23%
ASUS 0.05%
Lenovo 0.02%
American Megatrends 0.02%
Samsung 0.02%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 22.24%
HP ProBook 4540s 11.43%
HP ProBook 4730s 5.55%
HP ProBook 6560b 3.79%
HP ProBook 6570b 3.42%
HP EliteBook 8460p 3.15%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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